It’s been a tough road for Thomas Rawls.
After missing most of the offseason workouts and practices while recovering from a broken ankle, Rawls didn’t see any game action until a couple of carries in the preseason finale. He had 12 carries for 32 yards against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1, but was held to -7 yards on seven carries in Week 2. He left that game early with what was later called a “leg contusion” and that injury looks to force him out of another game; the Seahawks will reportedly keep him out and start Christine Michael once again.
Seahawks' RB Thomas Rawls will be inactive today vs 49ers due to shin injury, per source. https://t.co/4NYJXSEmIo— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 25, 2016
It also sounds as though rookie C.J. Prosise will be inactive for the second week in a row. Prosise (hand) was injured in the middle of the Dolphins game and has yet to return. This despite a seemingly regular workload in practices and this message from Pete Carroll on Friday:
Carroll says Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett and CJ Prosise made it through the practice week, will play on Sunday.#SFvsSEA— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) September 23, 2016
Michael has been one of the better running backs in the NFL this season, gaining 126 yards on 25 carries, but the team has yet to rush for a touchdown. (And you’ve probably noticed they’ve only thrown for one.) This also means that rookie Alex Collins (2 carries, 0 yards this season) will likely get the most work yet in his young career. The team signed running back Terrence Magee to the 53-man roster on Saturday.
In case you were wondering, Troymaine Pope has not been active for the New York Jets yet and Zac Brooks remains a free agent.